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image SM (118) 49/1/24

Reference number

SM (118) 49/1/24


Designs for the balustrade to the basement, September 1824


118 Designs for the Balustrade to Area in Front and Elevation of the End next the Treasury Passage / shewing the Balustrade


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


as above, Board of Trade, labelled: Area

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / 29th Septr 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, grey, blue, brown madder and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (525 x 654)


Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28)


The balustrade is approximately 3 feet 8 inches high. Elevation drawings show the balustrade running across the entire frontage of the building with a gap for the entrance.



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